On Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 1:43:58 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: > > > > On 3/3/2019 4:52 AM, Philip Thrift wrote: > > >> > Here's an example David Wallace presents (as an "outlandish" possibility): > Suppose in *pi *(which is computable, so has a *program* (a spigot one, > in fact) that produces its digits. Suppose somewhere in that stream of > digits is the Standard Model Equation > > (say written in LaTeX/Math but rendered here) > > https://www.sciencealert.com/images/Screen_Shot_2016-08-03_at_3.20.12_pm.png > <https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencealert.com%2Fimages%2FScreen_Shot_2016-08-03_at_3.20.12_pm.png&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHE8XfpeGQ3w37URpIkaZkiJ2Jqug> > > So what could this mean? (He sort of leaves it hanging.) > > > Nothing. Given a suitable mapping the SM Lagrangian can be found in any > sequence of symbols. It's just a special case of the rock that computes > everything. > > Brent >
I guess the point is there is no point to a "law of nature" (e.g. the SM equation above consisting of on the order of 1000 unicode characters in source form). It just happens that it works in a narrow domain and that's all there is to it. - pt -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.